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expect from their nato ally. the need to say the european nations can't pay ransom money to terrorist groups because that simply fuels them to buy arms and soldiers. >> michael: but is nato looking to the united states richard to be the nation that says okay you guys listen up what happened with germany and france they paid these ransoms and got these 18 people out, and now they have funded these groups? why is it incumbent upon the united states then to be -- you know -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> the united states pays more than two-thirds of the nato budget so we have a lion's share of influence. the money paid to save the germans and french backpackers, that trend has continued. now we have encouraged -- our allies have encouraged this industry by rewarding it with money, and instead of reacting -- using other means. >> michael: of course it is going to continue if it has worked. i want to ask you as someone who has a degree of expertise in this, where do you see this going now? and what would america's role be? on the ground, with drones? what is your tak
in very delicate conversations with other countries u.n. and nato forces ran themselves through surrogates and other countries so that we don't have to pack a a 1.4 million of our citizens in engagements again and again so we don't have to do that, there's nothing from the right wing saying you know what? i have problems with the domestic policies of this president or whatever but i'm not going to open up the door where i'm going to call him a muslim. i'm not going to do that and make it both a pejorative and or accusatory. >> don't you think this is online with the inherent lack of disrespect they seem to have for this president? >> lack of respect. >> lack of respect. disrespect or lack of respect. >> hal: i think there's two reasons why they have a lack of respect. one is they can't have respect for him and then get re-elected later in their mind. >> it is worse now than it's ever been with any other democratic president. >> hal: i agree. there is something knee-jerk and guttural about it. if you look at their -- their vilification of bill clinton, we forget because the economy -- we di
britain this week after a 20-week deployment with nato forces in afghanistan. he spoke with reporters before leaving the country about being on the front lines taking down taliban fighters as an appear chach -- apache helicopter gunner. was asked about his las vegas nudity. he said he let his family down and himself down. it was too much army and not enough prince. >> bill: too much brat and not enough prince. bragging about killing taliban fighters. >> a funny moment yesterday when president obama was signing the nomination papers for his new cabinet picks. as is tradition, he was using several different pens and when senator harry reid went to pick up one as a mow moan toe, he asked him to put it down. he said here, he took a pen out from his jacket pocket and gave it to his senate majority leader and went off to lunch. >> bill: i'm sure harry has a collection of pens he's stolen from presidents. i don't know where to start. yesterday, as we said, just being up there so close and being part of that, in effect, being part of that ceremony. it was so exciting to be there. and to see i
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